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Women – Get Active to Prevent Heart Disease

September 26th, 2016|

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the United States. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), lifestyle changes and healthy choices have resulted in 330 fewer women dying from heart disease per day.

“Hiding in Plain Sight” New Resources Help Find Patients with Undiagnosed Hypertension

June 22nd, 2016|

Millions of people with hypertension are seen by healthcare providers each year, but many remain undiagnosed—essentially “hiding in plain sight” within clinical settings.

Transforming Health Care Through Innovative Practices

June 9th, 2016|

Although great strides have been made to improve healthcare quality, opportunities exist to transform the way healthcare is delivered.

SIE Issues Call for Innovative Practices

June 2nd, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization program has recently established the Strategic Innovation Engine (SIE) to help advance quality healthcare innovations. Its mission is to identify, evaluate and spread proven innovations to achieve the three-part aim of better care, healthier people and communities, and smarter spending.

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

May 27th, 2016|

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.

Spreading the Word about American Stroke and National High Blood Pressure Education Month

April 27th, 2016|

Managing high blood pressure is one of the most important steps to preventing a stroke. During May, a national focus is being made on both life-threatening conditions.

May is American Stroke Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Healthcare providers are encouraged to increase public awareness of stroke risks and warning signs by educating patients and their loved ones about blood pressure control.

Exec. Director of Million Hearts Answers QIO Program Questions

March 1st, 2016|

Janet Wright, MD, FACC is the Executive Director of Million Hearts®, a Department of Health & Human Services national initiative, co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, with the explicit goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017.

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

February 24th, 2016|

National Nutrition Month is observed every March to highlight the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and exercise habits. The theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,”

Asking the Right Medication Questions Could Save Your Life

February 22nd, 2016|

Victor Harris almost died after taking a new medicine for high blood pressure. Victor, a 52-year-old African American, was on a low dose of blood pressure medicine for two years. After a routine visit to his primary care office, the nurse practitioner he saw changed his medication to lisinopril.

Five Ways to Live a Heart Healthy Life

February 19th, 2016|

In honor of American Heart Month, we’re sharing five ways to help keep your heart healthy and lower your risk of developing cardiovascular conditions. Remember to make heart health a priority every month of the year!